Senior Maritime Structural Engineer

Engineer SpecialistsCivil and Structural EngineeringMaritimeExperienced
  • Amersfoort |
  • Rotterdam
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Are you a skilled and experienced structural engineer with a passion for the design of maritime and hydraulic structures like quay walls, jetties, and locks? Are you eager to lead the design for cutting-edge and exciting hydraulic and maritime projects in the Netherlands and beyond? Do you thrive on continuous development of yourself and younger engineers and do you embrace digital advancements like parametric design, probabilistic engineering, and automation? If so, we have an amazing opportunity for you in our Resilience & Maritime NL team!

What you will do as a Senior Maritime Structural Engineer

As a senior maritime structural engineer, you will undertake engineering projects related to the design, renovation, or replacement of hydraulic and maritime structures in ports and waterways. This includes port infrastructure such as quay walls, jetties, mooring facilities, and also weirs and locks in waterways. For these projects, you advise clients and colleagues on options and creative and innovative solutions for problems in order to contribute to the successful and profitable delivery and acquisition of projects. You will initiate, manage, and supervise engineering assignments on projects that meet project requirements on time and within budget. You will work in multidisciplinary teams alongside experts in hydraulic engineering, geotechnics, nautical engineering, and mechanical engineering. 

Core Activities:

  • perform structural analysis and design for a wide range of projects, ensuring safety, and compliance with industry standards
  • undertake preliminary feasibility studies, prepare Basis of Design and specification documents, develop design documentation and reporting from concept through to detailed design
  • support, guide, and mentor junior team members with project engineering work and their professional development
  • check and review other engineers’ works, as required
  • manage and deliver small to medium projects
  • contribute to the preparation of commercial, technical, and financial proposals to undertake major and minor engineering projects
  • assist where appropriate in business development (meeting potential or actual clients, writing capability statements, and preparing marketing materials)
  • undertake site visits and travel as required
  • stay updated with the latest industry trends, codes, and technologies, and apply them to optimize project outcomes

Where you will be working

Royal HaskoningDHV is an international independent engineering and project management consultancy, integrating 140 years of technical expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. With offices in over 25 countries, our 6,000 colleagues work together to enhance society, making life easier, healthier, and safer for people worldwide.

Ranked #2 globally in maritime consultancy, Royal HaskoningDHV is a leading force in water engineering in the Netherlands. Globally, 650 professionals work daily to provide solutions in the maritime field. In the Netherlands, we work on various projects for the ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, North Sea Ports, and Groningen Seaports, as well as projects involving various waterways and inland ports. As our new senior maritime structural engineer, you will become part of the “Geotechnical and Structural Engineering”” team within the Resilience & Maritime NL team. The team consists of 14 geotechnical specialists and 15 structural engineers. From the Netherlands, you will often collaborate with our international colleagues on significant maritime and water engineering projects, both locally and internationally.

Our 240+ colleagues from the Resilience & Maritime NL advisory group are based in Rotterdam (moving to Delft from 2024), Amersfoort, and Nijmegen. The advisory group encompasses a wide range of specialties, including modelling, project management, geotechnics, port master planning, and contract management.

What you bring

As a senior maritime structural Engineer, you possess high level knowledge and experience in designing and dimensioning hydraulic and maritime structures. You thrive in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams in a dynamic work environment. Your creativity shines when coming up with clever and innovative solutions – you dare to think beyond standard approaches and regulations. Additionally, you are motivated to continuously grow in your field of expertise. You also meet the following criteria:

  • civil or structural engineering degree (or equivalent)
  • around 20 years of work experience or more in structural design and engineering
  • familiarity with key industry guidelines, codes, and specifications
  • client liaison and development, with a high level of care to client satisfaction and relationship building
  • experience with writing proposals, planning, and running of small to medium projects
  • able to consistently deliver quality, accurate, and timely work
  • excellent verbal and writing communication skills in Dutch and English, including hosting/facilitating meetings/workshops
  • excellent self-management skills, and experience in leading, teaching, mentoring, and managing small project teams
  • interest in innovation, digitization, and automation of calculation and design processes
  • experience in calculations for existing structures is a plus 
  • contribute to the growth of the business by identifying opportunities

What we offer you

Besides the opportunity to work on the most exciting and challenging projects in the Netherlands and worldwide, we also provide you with:

  • a healthy work-life balance, including a company laptop and phone, allowing you to work where and when you want
  • 28 vacation days for a full-time position
  • Attractive remuneration with profit share
  • pension contributions through our own pension fund, ensuring your retirement is well taken care of
  • a well-located office in Amersfoort, Nijmegen, or Rotterdam (moving to Delft from 2024), and travel cost reimbursement or an NS-Business Card
  • abundant training and development opportunities
  • a personal budget that you can use to purchase extra vacation days or a bicycle (alternatively, you can opt for monthly cash payout)

Are you our new colleague?

We would love to get to know you! Click on the apply button at the bottom of the page and upload your CV and motivation letter. Upon receiving your application, we will reach out to you as soon as possible. The application process involves two interviews and possibly an assessment. If we are all enthusiastic after that, you will receive an offer, and we will gladly welcome you on board. Questions? Feel free to reach out to Eva Sciarone, Recruiter Water & Maritime, via [email protected].

In accordance with privacy laws, we kindly request you to apply through the button below and refrain from emailing your CV and motivation letter directly to us.

Please note that acquisition in response to this vacancy by agencies is not desired and offered candidates will not be considered.

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